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Monito cofounder and CEO François Briod speaking at a conference.

How a Swiss fintech startup uses data-driven testing to guide the growth of every part of its business — including a risky name change

For Monito, the scientific method extends beyond their platform and marketing development to include almost every dimension of the business.

Bird employees say they were locked out of their email and Slack accounts as they were told their jobs were gone

Bird's job cuts via Zoom have drawn criticism for delivering the news abruptly through an unidentified executive rather than 1:1 calls.

I tried Birdies, the $95 velvet slippers you’ve seen all over Instagram — they were surprisingly comfortable and wearable outdoors

Birdies calls its shoe "the stylish flat that's secretly a slipper" because they look luxuriously chic but are also surprisingly comfortable.
Monito cofounder and CEO François Briod.

Founders need to ‘fire’ themselves every 3 to 6 months if they want their companies to grow, says the CEO of a startup disrupting the $1 t...

Monito cofounder François Briod says founders need to hire people who are better than themselves at performing important roles for their startups.
AUrate is a New York City-based jewelry startup that boasts sophisticated designs and smart services to help people pick out the best jewelry for themselves.

AUrate makes affordable and beautiful gold jewelry for a fraction of traditional retail prices — and everything is 20% off right now

Many of us on the Insider Reviews team shop at AUrate for affordable, everyday jewelry. Here's what sets the company apart and why we recommend it.
Convene cofounder and CEO Ryan Simonetti was planning to hire hundreds of people next year.

How the coronavirus pandemic is impacting buzzy startups, from Peloton to Convene

Some startups are shutting down, laying off staff, and drastically changing their marketing plans in the face of a new business reality.
Strategyzer cofounder Alex Osterwalder leads a session at the 2019 Nordic Business Forum.

How a Swiss startup went from a simple iPad app to a company of 35 that’s looking to disrupt the $285 billion management consulting industry

Switzerland-based Strategyzer began as an iPad app in 2011 and has scaled into a digital training powerhouse for clients like Microsoft and 3M.
Askov makes one of the best parkas you can buy, and it's relatively affordable for the quality.

The world’s first climate-positive outerwear brand makes a $495 parka you’re going to see everywhere later this year — we tried it t...

Askov Finlayson, a new Minnesota startup, makes $495 expedition-grade parkas and donates 110% of its carbon footprint to climate change solutions.

Billie vs. Flamingo razors — how 2 popular startups trying to change women’s shaving compare

Two new women's shaving startups, Billie and Flamingo, are finally making women's lives easier with their affordable shaving solutions. Here's how they stack up.
Alex Osterwalder leads a small team to create tools and trainings that enable large and small firms to take a more scientific approach to development.

Here’s how a key architect of the Lean Startup model is using his own philosophy and experience to scale his own company that trains innovators ...

Alex Osterwalder leads a small team to create tools and trainings that enable large and small firms to take a more scientific approach to development.